perfidy definition

  • noun:
    • Deliberate breach of trust; computed infraction of trust; treachery: "the fink, whose perfidy had been equaled just by their gall” ( Gilbert Millstein).
    • The act or a case of treachery.
    • A state or act of violating trust or allegiance; infraction of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.
    • Specifically, in warfare, an illegitimate act of deception, like making use of signs like the Red Cross or white banner to gain distance to an enemy for reasons of attack.
    • circumstances or work of deceit.
    • The act of breaking belief or allegiance; infraction of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.
    • Breach of trust or trust; hase treachery; faithlessness.
    • Synonyms See perfidious.
    • an act of deliberate betrayal
    • betrayal of a trust

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